Showing posts from September, 2008

September 2008 DG12 Class Picture

DG12 Class Picture for the month of September

Remembering Proposal Daisakusen

I liked this very good soundtrack of Proposal Daisakusen. This is always played when the friends get together.
Chiisana Koi No Uta by Mongol

hiroi uchuu no kazu aru hitotsu
aoi chikyuu no hiroi sekai de
chiisana koi no omoi wa todoku
chiisana shima no anata no moto e
anata to deai toki ha nagareru
omoi wo kometa tegami mo fueru
itsushika futari tagai ni hibiku
toki ni hageshiku toki ni setsunaku
hibiku ha tooku haruka kanata e
yasashii uta ha sekai wo kaeru

hora anata ni totte daiji na hito hodo
sugu soba ni iru no
tada anata ni dake todoite hoshii
hibike koi no uta
hora hora hora hibike koi no uta

anata ha kidzuku futari ha aruku
kurai michi demo hibi terasu tsuki
nigirishimeta te hanasu koto naku
omoi ha tsuyoku eien chikau
eien no hanawa kitto boku ha iu
omoi kawarazu onaji kotoba wo
soredemo tarizu namida ni kawari yorokobi ni nari
kotoba ni dekizu tada dakishimeru tada dakishimeru

hora anata ni totte daiji na hito hodo
sugu soba ni iru no
tada anata ni dake todoite hosh…

Remembering Takao-san

The first time I went to Takao-san (Mt. Takao), I am with my friend JM. We tried to do an Amazing Race by going thru the 8 trails as indicated in its official website -- Just for Fun, but it was very tiring. (See image below)

Image from Mt. Takao Official site

The second time I went to Takao-san, is with my other japanese friends. This happened during winter. But that time, Takao-san was just a warm-up I did not know we are continuing to its neighboring mountains. After reaching the mountain tops, we ate kimchi and other spciy food to keep us worm. It was very memorable. (You can see more pictures in the Winter Hiking album.)

Images from my Winter Hiking album

Image from Wikipedia

As Wikipedia described Takao-san:

"Mount Takao (高尾山 takaosan) is a mountain in the city of Hachiōji, Tokyo, Japan.

Standing 599 m tall and located within an hour of downtown Tokyo, it is a popular hiking spot, with eight hiking cours…

Remembering Mitake-san

I think it was autumn when I last visited Mitake-san (Mt. Mitake). Due to the weather, that visit was very special because it made the place more interesting to see. The fog covered the place which brought a mysterious effect to the environment and a nice feeling to me.

Images from my Mite Mitake Album

Image from Wikipedia

As described in Wikipedia: (

Mount Mitake (御岳山, Mitakesan) is a mountain in Tokyo, Japan. It stands 929 m (3,048 ft) tall. On the mountain is a Shinto shrine.

It is one of the many highlights of the Chichibu Tama Kai National Park, which covers more than 1,250 km2 (483 sq mi) of forested mountains, hills, gorges and some rural towns in the prefectures of Yamanashi, Saitama, Nagano and Tokyo.

What Elmer Means

Just doing what Kuya Jowel did. hahaha. (Gaya-gaya)What Elmer MeansYou are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.
You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.
You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.
You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.
You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.
You definitely are a…

No Visa Yet.

In two weeks time I will doing my business trip to Japan again. But my visa is not yet applied due to some problems inside.

What will happen now?

Will I be able to go to Japan in time for my trip schedule?

Waiting for the next episodes.

IT Job Descriptions according Computerworld

Here are some of the commonly used job descriptions in the IT Industry according to Computerworld (
Project manager
Develops requirements, budgets and schedules for IT projects.

Project leader
Designs, plans and coordinates work teams. Provides technical support to project team members.

Software engineer
Researches, designs and develops computer software systems in conjunction with hardware product development.

Software developer
Responsible for coding, testing, analysis, design, definition, development and implementation of applications systems.

Quality assurance specialist
Develops, publishes and implements test plans. Writes and maintains test automation. Develops quality assurance standards. Defines and tracks quality assurance metrics.

Systems administrator
Installs new software releases, system upgrades, evaluates and installs patches and resolves software related problems. Performs system backups and recovery. Maintains data files and monitors system co…

What drives best workers out of the door?

I was doing my nightly stumble and I saw this article about 5 ways to drive the best workers out of the door. It talks about the things that a manager should not do with best workers.

Below is some of my comments of being an employee.

5 ways to drive your best workers out the door
-- Listen up, managers: Employees don't quit the job; they quit you.

Mistake No. 1: Keep the creative juices bottled up.

[E] As a developer, if I will not be able to share my ideas about the development this will really piss me off.

Mistake No. 2: Micromanage your staff.

[E] Yes I think micromanaging for me has disadvantages. I, myself, don't want too be questioned every now and then about my work status. I will tell you if I have problems or have already finished with the task.

Mistake No. 3: Deny new opportunities and challenges.

[E] Sometimes there are new opportunities and challenges that comes your way, but sometimes you feel that there is a better path for you. When I was a newbie, I loved my tasks…